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International News Archive - September 09, 2005

KARACHI (Reuters) - Two bombs exploded within minutes of each other at two international fast food franchises in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi late on Thursday, injuring at least two people, police said.

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko met parliamentary faction leaders on Friday, a day after sacking his government, and urged them to help stabilize the political situation and work with the future team. "Nobody wants conflict and misunderstanding.

By Matt Spetalnick TEL AVIV (Reuters) - One Israeli prime minister called Gaza "a bone stuck in our throats." Another wished it would just sink into the sea. In Hebrew, "Go to hell" sounds almost like "Go to Gaza," an irony some Israelis savour.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 7.3 magnitude quake struck the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. "No damage has been reported at this point in time to the U.S.

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko met parliamentary faction leaders on Friday, a day after sacking his government, and urged them to help stabilize the political situation and work with the future team. "Nobody wants conflict and misunderstanding.

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major earthquake measuring 7.3 in magnitude shook parts of Papua New Guinea on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami was unlikely, officials said.

By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko urged parliament to back his new prime minister on Friday, but analysts said his political future hinges on whether dynamic ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko turns on him.

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac left hospital on Friday and said he felt well after a week's treatment for a blood vessel problem that affected his vision.

BERLIN (Reuters) - German conservative leader Angela Merkel may not have enough support to form a centre-right coalition after the German election, the latest poll on Friday showed, confirming the verdict of previous voter surveys.

ZAGREB (Reuters) - U.N.'s chief war crimes prosecutor hopes to give Croatia the go-ahead for EU membership by the end of the month, according to an interview published on Friday.

Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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